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DevilDriver’s Mike Spreitzer Reveals His New Band Verona On Venus


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DevilDriver guitarist Mike Spreitzer has revealed his new outfit Verona On Venus. A debut album by the name of “Popular Delusions” from that project will be arriving on January 19th (pre-save), while the first single “Rodent” will emerge on December 01st. A video for the latter has been shot with director Vincent Cordero (3TEETH, Wargasm) and will arrive premiere on that date.

Spreitzer takes on the vocal duties with this project and also handled nearly all of the instrumentation on the album sans the drums, which were tracked by his former DevilDriver bandmate, Austin D’Amond (Chimaira, Bleed The Sky).

A press release indicated Spreitzer drew inspiration from the industrial and goth music he grew up with on this outing, he offered:

“There’s a dark and unruly side of music that has been lost. It’s time to rediscover, reemerge, and remind people that the uncomfortable and unsettling should not be forgotten. The bands, musicians, and devoted fans of metal and all its sub-genres were the pioneers of weird and creepy, and this is what makes this culture incredibly unique in a world of normalcy. Writing this album was my personal testament that I can push myself to limits I always knew existed both musically and creatively. This album wasn’t so much a discovery of myself but more so a confirmation that I could go to a place within myself that was buried. I finally pushed myself to uncover this side of me.

Working with my team of talented creatives who facilitated and executed my vision down to the exact details was invigorating and rewarding in a way I could never have imagined. I am deeply and profoundly grateful to all of them.”

Among the featured tracks on the album is a cover of Acid Bath‘s “The Bones Of Baby Dolls“.

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